Thursday, August 31, 2006

Watering Container

Our summer comes to an end in just three short weeks and soon these types of scenes on decks and patios will be gone and we will be seeing falling leaves everywhere. But, we may be lucky and get a long warm Fall. Let's hope so.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


This macro shot of a spider was taken on the front veranda of my home a couple of weeks ago. This year there seems to be an abundance of spiders and webs for some reason. Spiders are creepy crawlers and look menacing when looking at them through a macro lens. So, I can understand why some people are scared of them. Notice the eyes on this spider.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another sunset taken from Topsail Beach looking towards Topsail, a community in Conception Bay South. I used a slow shutter speed to blur the ocean, which was very choppy at the time.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Tourist from out of the province had just parked these mortorcycles as I was walking by. I thought they would make for an interesting photo.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hanging Flowers

Flowers hanging from my patio deck.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Pink Petunia

Picture of a pink petunia in a planter box on our patio deck. I shot this last evening as the sun was going down and the way the light was angled it helped me capture some details in the flower. In particular the stem which is really my main focus here.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Rose Blanche

This is a picture of the fishing community of Rose Blance on the south west coast of Newfoundland. Rose Balnce is a very picturesque community and is about an hours drive from Port Aux Basque.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rogers Centre/CN Tower

This is a twilight scene of the Rogers Centre in Toronto and the towering CN Tower.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Artillery Bunker at Fort Amherst

At Fort Amherst there are several concrete bunkers that are in a deteriorated condition and if you choose to see them, it is at your own risk. Sometimes you have to take a little risk to get the photo you are looking for which is what I did here. This photo reminds me of current war scenes from Lebanon that you see everyday on the TV news. I hope someday the city or the provincial government will rebuild this unique site and it's a shame it has been allow to fall into a state of disrepair.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

An old artillery gun at Fort Amherst, that overlooks the entrance to St. John's harbour, points towards Cabot Tower on Signal Hill. A small part of the east end of St. John's can be seen to the left.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Lively Lady

The Lively Lady docked in St. John's at 1 p.m on Saturday following save passage from England. The four member crew are on voyage that will take them around the world, wich is expcetd to take about a year. For more information on this project check out the Lively Lady website at and for more pictures of the arrival in St. John's on Saturday, check out my gallery of pictures at and look for the gallery at the bottom of my webshots homepage.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Green Door

What is behind the green door? This is actually a door to an old fishing shed in Little Harbour Twillingate, NL.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Lobster Pots

Lobster pots piled high in Codroy Valley.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cape Spear Lighthouse

This is a picture of the lighthouse at Cape Spear taken a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Boat on Slipway

I'm back from a trip to the west coast of Newfoundland and have lots of more pictures. This one was taken at Cape Ray, NL this past Saturday. The Table Mountains can be seen in the far left background.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Next posting will be Tuesday August 15th.

Boardwalk Leading to Atlantic Ocean Coastline

This is a boardwalk along the East Coast Trail leading from Cape Spear to Maddox Cove. The boardwalk leads you down to the atlantic ocean coastline.You can't see it in the picture but in the far distance is Petty Harbour.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sunset, Topsail Beach

Another sunset from Topsail Beach taken on Monday evening. Topsail church can be seen in the top left corner and part of Kelly's Island is off to the right.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dzolaci Dancers

The Dzolaci Dancers led by Curtis Andrews performed at the St. John's Folk Arts Council weekend music festival held in Bannerman Park. I took these images on Sunday afternoon. It was very difficult to get good pictures because of the bright sun and contrasty conditions. In the first image I wanted to get Curtis on the drums in the background while the dancers performed. In the second image I tried to get a sense of motion. You will notice small amounts of blur on the hands of some of the dancers. My understanding is that Curis Andrews spent a year in Ghana, Africia studying West African music and he is to be commended for bringing us this lively and entertaining music which adds to the diversity of our own local music scene.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Sunset at Topsail

This was taken just recently at Topsail. The colours were very vibrant as the sun started to set.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dried Rose

This is a rose that has been dried. The rose has that old feel to it and the subject of Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code, dates way back in time. So, I thought the combination would work. Not sure what you may think of it. I used Photoshop hand colouring technique to make the rose stand out more in the photo.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Moored Boat,Outer Battery

This scene was captured in the Outer Battery area of St. John's. I used the flowers in the forground and the stage to lead the eye to the moored boat. Taken in the evening as the sun was going down.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Cabot Tower, St. John's

Cabot Tower is located on Signal Hill in St. John's. Signal Hill is a favourite destination for tourists and locals alike as it offers a fantastic view of St. John's habour and the city. The location of the Cabot Tower offers the best view. You can also climb to the top of the tower and look out over the city as well as the Atlantic ocean for as far as the eye can see.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I took this photo at Reduit Beach in St. Lucia. It is currently being featured by Webshots in a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, along with photos of other photographers. Here is the link:

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Rower

Today is the 188th running of the Royal St. John's Regetta. It is the oldest sporting event in North Americia. Thousands of residents gather around Quidi Vidi Lake to watch the boat races and participate in other social activities. The first picture above is of "The Rower". The artist is Morgan MacDonald and the statue is a gift to the residents of St. John's by Elinor Gill Ratcliffe with the support of the City of St. John's. This bronze statue is situation along the shoreline of Quidi Vidi Lake and part of the Grand Concourse walking trail system. I took these images on Canada Day, hence the Canadian flags. I included the second image so you could get a closer look at the detail in the statue. I angled it so as to get 90 degree side lighting which is best for bringing out texture and detail. I also believe the second image captures the feeling of "strength" of the rower.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


The first picture is my attempt at digital art as I converted the original image to get this golden effect. The second image is a picture of a fork in traditional black and white as shot from my camera. I took both images while practicing at shooting still life objects using my newly purchased photo light box and light reflectors.